hysteric convulsion

hys·ter·ic con·vul·sion

, hysteroid convulsion
convulsions resulting from conversion disorder (for which hysteria is an older form). See: psychogenic seizure. Compare: somatoform disorder.

hysteric convulsion

a violent involuntary contraction and relaxation of the skeletal muscles marked by spasmodic muscular contractions with no organic cause.

hys·ter·ic con·vul·sion

(his-ter'ik kŏn-vŭl'shŭn)
Convulsions resulting from conversion disorder (for which hysteria is an older form).
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Tom and Miss Ophelia alone seemed to have any presence of mind; for Marie was in strong hysteric convulsions.
Fevvers completely rejects the hysterical symptoms of aphonia, aphasia and amnesia, it is the "note of rising hysteria in [her] voice" (281), the vibration of her utterances, the movement of her rhythmic, antagonistic (highbrow and Cockney, sublime and grotesque, kitsch and hysteric, corporeal and aerial), excessive, passionate, periodic overflowing sentences, "infecting" the Carterian text, that mimes hysteric convulsions and performs a pantomime creating a histrionic hysteric style--a corporeally convulsive yet highly verbal, even "oververbalized," ironic text of the "wondering womb.
The birdwoman's narrative flight is that of Cixous and Clement's newly born woman who can "fly and flee into a new heaven and new earth of her own invention" (50) in her heterogeneous text combining hysteric convulsions, witches' flights, mad tarantella and vertiginous rope dance, with acrobatic somersaults, grotesque contortions, clownesque grimaces and overall spasmodic fits of laughter--all out-maneuvering the symbolic order, in a histrionic hysteric festival of metamorphosis providing pleasures of a Fevverish text.